News from FABBS

U.S. Senate Passes Bill to Fund Health and Education Agencies for Fiscal Year 2019

September 20, 2018

On September 18, by a vote of 93-7, the United States Senate passed the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations conference report before the start of the fiscal year—a feat not achieved since 2007! The bill funds the National Institutes of Health and other health agencies, as well as the Institute for Education Sciences within the Department of Education. The measure, H.R. 6137, which also includes funding for the Department of

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NSF Spending Bill Advances in Senate

June 29, 2018

On June 14, the Senate Appropriations Committee marked up the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies (CJS) Appropriations Bill, which includes funding for the National Science Foundation (NSF), among other federal agencies and programs.

The Senate CJS Appropriations bill includes $8.1 billion in funding for NSF for FY19, $301 million above the enacted FY18 level, and $597 million above the administration’s original request for NSF for

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NIH Likely to See Funding Boost Again This Year

June 29, 2018

On June 28, the full U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee approved almost unanimously its version of the Fiscal Year 2019 Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education appropriations bill. The bill funds several federal agencies important to FABBS members, such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and Institute of Education Sciences (IES).

While the Senate

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FABBS Submits Testimony in Support of NSF Funding

May 23, 2018

FABBS submitted written testimony in support of robust funding for the National Science Foundation (NSF) in Fiscal Year (FY) 2019. The testimony included comments thanking the House Commerce, Justice, Science Subcommittee Chair, Rep. John Culberson, and Ranking Member, Rep. Jose Serrano, for their support of NSF in the FY 2018 omnibus appropriations bill as well as their support for all sciences funded by NSF.

In its testimony, FABBS applauds the efforts of NSF to support

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